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Pelham Forum Invites Parents To Learn About Teen Issues

Psychologist, comedian and motivational speaker Matt Bellace will speak at Monday's PACT forum.
Psychologist, comedian and motivational speaker Matt Bellace will speak at Monday's PACT forum. Photo Credit: Courtesy of PACT

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Clinical psychologist, motivational speaker and stand-up comedian Matt Bellace will speak at a forum on "Supporting Your Teen in Making Positive Choices" sponsored by the Parents and Community Together's Pelham University.

The event is set for 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Pelham Middle School Library.

Bellace will speak to Pelham Memorial High School students earlier in the day at LIVE CHAT 2013, a youth leadership summit, about natural highs and how to be a healthy leader. In the evening talk, he will focus the program around how parents can communicate with their teens effectively about responsibility, healthy coping skills, alcohol and other drug use.

“Throughout this year, PACT has focused on raising the awareness of the importance of talking with your children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol with our new Talk About It campaign," said Virginia Hartmere, PACT's coalition director. "This Pelham University event will support this program by providing parents with ways to effectively communicate with their teens.”

Bellace is the author of the book, "A Better High." His "How to Get High Naturally" program encourages more than 100,000 students a year to pursue natural highs and make healthy choices. Since 2006, Bellace has made more than 200 public appearances per year, including at college, high school and middle school programs and comedy shows. For more information on Bellace, click here . Copies of his books will be available the night of the event.

Pelham University is a PACT-sponsored parent education program that brings speakers to Pelham to discuss topics impacting youth. PACT is a community coalition that encourages youth to make healthy, safe and substance free choices. Click here for more information.

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